How to Disable “Speed up Browsing by Disabling Add-ons” Popup Notification Message in Internet Explorer?

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If you use Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), you might be aware of new "Add-on Performance Advisor" feature. Its a new component of IE9 which automatically and periodically checks for add-ons which might slow down IE and lets you disable those add-ons quickly and easily by showing a popup notification message "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons" at the bottom-center of IE9 window as shown in following screenshot:

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As you can see the popup notification bar also contains 2 buttons "Choose add-ons" and "Ask me later". If you click on "Choose add-ons" button, it shows a list of add-ons which might slow down the browser and provides a "Disable" button to disable one or all of the add-ons. If you click on "Ask me later" button, the advisor will again show the popup notification message after a pre-defined period of time.

Sometimes it becomes annoying to see this popup notification when you use selected add-ons and don't want to disable any of them but unfortunately IE9 doesn't provide any direct option to turn off the "Add-on Performance Advisor" and disable these annoying popup notification messages permanently.

Don't worry! Today in this tutorial, we are going to share 3 different methods to disable "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons" popup notification message forever.

So without wasting time lets share these easy to use methods:

  • Method 1: By increasing performance threshold
  • Method 2: Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)
  • Method 3: Using Registry Editor (regedit)

METHOD 1: By Increasing Performance Threshold

You can disable this annoying popup message by increasing the performance threshold and setting it to the maximum limit given.

1. When the popup notification message appears again, click on "Choose add-ons" button. It'll open a new window as shown in following screenshot:

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2. Now look at the bottom of the window. You'll see "Tell me when the delay caused by add-ons exceeds:" option. It would be set to 0.20 seconds by default. Click on the drop-down box and set it to 10.00 seconds. Click on "Done" button and it should disable the popup notification message permanently.

Now the question comes why should I wait for the annoying popup message to appear again? Can't I call it on demand? OK! No problem.

If you don't want to wait for the popup message, you can modify Windows Registry to either set the performance threshold to 10.00 seconds directly or to show the popup message instantly.

1. Type regedit in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAO Settings

3. In right-side pane, double-click on "AddonLoadTimeThreshold", set Base to Decimal and set the value to 10000

4. Click on OK button and you have done.

5. If you don't want to change performance threshold using Registry but want to instantly open add-ons performance advisor popup message next time you launch IE, set value of "AddonLoadTimeThreshold" to 1 and delete "SuppressPerfBarUntil" key.

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Deleting "SuppressPerfBarUntil" key will reset the launch time of add-ons performance advisor popup message and it'll appear automatically as soon as you launch IE window. Now you can increase the performance threshold using the steps given above.

METHOD 2: Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)

If the above method looks complicated to you or you don't want to use the above mentioned method, you can give a try to following method:

1. Type gpedit.msc in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Group Policy Editor.

2. Now go to:

Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer

3. In right-side pane, double-click on "Disable add-ons performance notifications" option and set it to Enabled.

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4. That's it. It'll permanently disable that annoying popup notification message in IE.

METHOD 3: Using Registry Editor (regedit)

Some Windows editions like Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium don't come with Group Policy Editor. Although you can enable Group Policy Editor in those Windows editions using this tutorial.

If you don't want or can't use Group Policy Editor, you can use Registry Editor for the same task:

1. Type regedit in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\

3. Create a new key under Policies key and set its name to Ext

4. Now select the new "Ext" key and in right-side pane, create a new DWORD DisableAddonLoadTimePerformanceNotifications and set its value to 1

Disable_Speedup_Browsing_Disable_Addons_Popup_IE9_using_regedit.png

5. If you are using 64-bit edition of Windows, you'll also need to follow the same steps 3 and 4 for the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\

6. That's it. It'll permanently disable add-ons performance advisor's annoying "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons" popup notification message in IE9.

NOTE: If you don't want to modify Windows Registry manually and want a ready-made registry script to do the task automatically, download following ZIP file, extract it and run the extracted REG file. It'll ask for confirmation, accept it and it'll automatically disable the add-ons popup notification message:

Download Registry Script to Disable Add-ons Popup Notification Message

That's it guys. Feel free to share your feedback about this tutorial or your experience about this popup notification message in IE...





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